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really does have an independent streak. >> rose: we continue with a look at the future of latin america with john coatsworth dean of columbia university international and public affair, kevin cassas zamora of the brookings institution and former vice president of costa rica, greg grandin at new york university and michael shifter, incoming president of the interamerican dialogue. justice stevens and latin america, coming up. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the coca-cola company. supporting this program since 2002. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is chaálie rose. >> justice john paul stevens today announced his retirement from the supreme court. he had been on the court 34 years. he was known as the leader of the liberal wing. he is the fourth longest serving justice in u.s. history. he was appointed by republican president gerald ford but he was hardly beholden to conservatives. "the new york times" wrote that he may be the last justice from a time when the independence rather than perceived ideology were perceived a
and doing well at this. but at the same time all the countries in the me john know america plays an indispensable role and we'd like america to continue to do that. >> rose: a conversation about china, the united states, asia, and the world with the prime minister of singapore when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: singapore's prime minister lee hsein loong is here. he is in the united states this week for the nuclear security summit and for meetings with american officials, including the secretary of state. he's been prime minister since 2004, he's only the city state's third prime minister. he is the son of lee kwan yue, singapore's founding father. i am pleased to have him back on this broadcast with me while he's making this visit to washington. welcome. >> hello. >> rose: tell me what you think was accomplished at this summit of 46 nations. >> i think president obama did the world a service. this is an issue, nuclear security and nuclear terrorism which is important but not urgent. it's
not think any true picture of equality in america alone is simply the picture of black and white america, although we think that is the most important historical lens through which to look at the quality, but there is the growing hispanic and latino communities. secondly, my gut tells me, my political instincts tell me that a relationship, a working relationship, between the hispanic community and the black community around issues is something that is good for us and good for the nation. that does not mean that there are not going to be some places where we disagree, where our views may not exactly meche, but it is important as we look at the quality -- where our views may not exactly mesh. what the hispanic quality index shows is a wider situation which is not quite as large as between whites and african-americans. all of the numbers that are available for black america and white america are not available for hispanic americans, so the index is not a perfect match, but it models the index that we have had for the last six or seven years when it comes to the relationship between black an
: two champions of justice on the state of equality in america. >> not much has changed, or will change, for the folks at the bottom of the well. >> the opposite of poverty is not wealth. i think in america, the opposite of poverty is justice. >> moyers: stay tuned. >> from our studios in new york, bill moyers. >> moyers: welcome to "the journal". on this weekend, 42 years ago, dr. martin luther king jr. was assassinated-- gunned down in memphis, tennessee. many of us still have the images etched in painful memory-- dr. king standing with colleagues on the balcony of the lorraine motel, the next day lying there mortally wounded, his aides pointing in the direction of the rifle shot. >> everybody wants freedom. >> moyers: then we remember the crowds of mourners slowly moving through the streets of atlanta on a hot sunny day, surrounding king's casket as it was carried on a mule-drawn farm wagon; and the riots that burned across the nation in the wake of his death; a stinging, misbegotten rebuke to his gospel of non-violence. we sanctify his memory now, name streets and schools after him,
for america's leadership in the world. we lead in the financial sector. it's one of these parts in the economy we lead. but if people don't trust our market, we can't maintain that leadership. that's why this regulatory reform is not against wall street, it's fundamentally in the interest of the economy. wall street, though, has advanced beyond regulatory supervision and we need to catch up in a way that ensures we don't have the crisis we had in the past and we're prepared for fure ones. >> rose: banks have been lobbying hard against derivatives. >> yes, they have. >> rose: republicans have been up here raising money and talking about it. accusing the president of playing politics. conventional wisdom says the tough herself things are derivatives and consumer agency inside the federal reserve. >> that's two of them. but without a doubt those are in the top three or four issues. but here's... i don't want to have to just repeat what i said about the derivatives, but i take fit you look at this, this is an area that just a few years ago was a minor part of the market and when i say a few, the l
announces major changes in america's nuclear strategy. >> announcing to every regime out there under what circumstances they can nuke us? >> in politics, a former speaker salem's office. >> the most radical president in american history has thrown down the gauntlet to the american people. >> a new dynamic duo takes center stage. >> to a few years from now president obama will be a one- term president. >> supreme court justice stevens announces his retirement. who will obama name to his replacement? >> va the capital of the confederacy. >> confederate history month in virginia. wasn't thrilled -- slavery worth a mention? >> slavery was the controlling central issue and i don't know anyone with historical credence to would differ with that. >> the united states has used nuclear-weapons only twice -- against the japanese cities of hiroshima and nagasaki toward the end of world war ii. afterwards japan surrendered. then the soviets wanted one and the nuclear arms race was on. president obama announced he is reworking america's nuclear strategy, scaling back the role of nuclear weapons in the
for the planet it is done under our strict control and high-technology in america as opposed to in nigeria. the niger delta is polluted, the amazon basin off the coast of ecuador real new guinea -- a equatorial new guinea. in every argument, we ought to be doing here. what do you restricted and shut down the entire pacific ocean and alaska? >> what about the northeast, north atlantic? >> because this is a political and sensible statement. if it is successful and it does not cause horrible environmental damage, and the studies show that it is feasible, we move on. if it does, you stop. >> al gore said that fossil fuels are destroying our environment. >> well, he says that, yes. >> all the time. >> it is not destroying our environment. these things can be controlled. president obama has proposed -- nina is right. this is a prototype effort. it works, we will expanded. the pacific is not off limits for ever and ever, amen. >> what are we testing? we have a ton of dueling happening every day in the gulf of mexico, in a hurricane area, and it is successful. >> it is whether we can neutralize th
in america? >> we are playing with big space. i am playing in this game, too, and we are debating the future shape of the republican party, the kind of party it is going to be, and that involves whether or not we're going to take account of this health care problem, so i think there's a lot at stake and i understand why people feel strongly. i have no complaints. i think what we have to decide as republicans -- if someone has given you bad advice, get them out of the building, but maybe it is good advice, and i can make the case may be the vice i was offered was the right advice. >> what do you make of all the turmoil existing now in the republican party? they are calling for the ouster of michael steele, the parti's share -- party's chair. is happening on the right as you see it? >> let me talk about michael steele, who has made many steps in -- missteps. i will defend him. i think the republican party needs him. it need him as a voice and a symbol. we just had a sharp reminder of why that is so. gov. bob macdonald of virginia, someone who ran as a pragmatist, someone who is leaving behind
fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. welcome to our final edition of "worldfocus." as we prepare to end our 18-month run we want to remind you one last time about america's place in the world. the united states is the third most populous country with 310 million people. our population actually represents only 4.5% of the world. telling you about those other 6.5 billion people, not just their politics but their customs and traditions, filling in the details about their lives has been our mission and our passion. that is exactly what we hope to do one last time tonight with a series of snapshots celebrating life around the globe. we start with the baseball season. now just days away. so what better place to start then in cuba where the so-called american past time is played and argued about with a ferociousness rarely seen in this country? "worldfocus" special correspondent peter eisner brought us this story about the love of the game
is not an option for the united states of america. >> i think the idea of gateway journalism, of big networks and big newspapers being the only voices on the landscape, is over. >> this idea of what is credible ultimately comes down to who do you trust. who has been trustworthy? >> from the knight studios at the newseum in washington, d.c., i'm frank sesno. hello, and welcome to "the future of news," our conversation about old and new media and what it means for news and for all of us in the digital age. i'm happy to be joined today by 2 award-winning journalists in the world of international reporting. ann curry of nbc news may be best known for her work on the "today" show and "dateline," but she's also distinguished herself in global humanitarian reporting. she reported on the crisis in darfur when few western reporters were there and has returned to africa repeatedly to cover the conflicts in sudan, chad, and the congo. she's also reported from the middle east and from iran for that country's presidential election. charles sennott, longtime foreign correspondent for the "boston globe," wa
unique because if you look to america the biggest newspaper, "u.s.a. today" and "wall street journal" reach about approximately 3.5 million readers per day. the biggest t.v. show "america's got talent" i think is reaching 11.7, something like that. in germany, there's no t.v. that reaches everyday as much readers as "bild." it's a unique brand, a very strong marketplace. so we said let's use this figure in order to make our 12 million readers potential reporters. so we asked them to send us stories, particularly to send us video content, to send us photos. until today, more than 600,000 photos have been sent. we have printed 18,000. >> rose: am i going to want to read your publications here? or am i going to read in the print? >> you know what? i don't mind. i see ourselves as content producers, branded content producers, marketeers of branded content and if more and more readers will prefer to read it on tablet devices, i like it. because we save printing costs. we save distribution costs, we save paper costs. so in a way it is boosting our business. >> rose: but isn't it inevitable
accomplishment of his presidency thus far. >> rose: russia and america, and president obama from a historical perspective next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the coming. if you've had a coke in the last 20 years, ( screams ) you've had a hand in giving college scholarships... and support to thousands of our nation's... most promising students. ♪ ( coca-cola 5-note mnemonic ) captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: president obama and his russian counterpart president medvedev signed an arms reduction treaty in prague practicaling for nations to trim their stockpiles. about 30% less than currently allowed. this would bring the two countries arsenals to their lowest levels since the end of the cold war. the treaty still has to be ratified by lawmakers in both countries, though the two sides disagree over the future of u.s. missile defense plan, obama medvedev said the fact was a sign of improving relations. >> our relationship had started to drift making it difficult to cooperate on issues of common inter
>> he promised change. >> your voice can create the kind of america we dream about. >> then he took on one of washington's toughest issues. >> let's be the generation that says, "we will have universal health care in america." we can do that. >> what happened next surprised everyone. >> the only way they could get it through was to bribe their members. >> hundreds of millions of dollars spent on lobbying. >> very political, very aggressive at creating deals. >> those deals can be pretty smelly. >> another day, another headache for president obama. >> is this just the dirty reality of politics? >> news of a back room deal. >> all those back room deals, it's just wrong and we can do better. >> there was a wake-up call that president obama wasn't everything that they thought he was. >> the president has staked his entire first term on this. >> there's always two sides of obama. you have to lift up people, but at the end of the day, it is about deal-making. >> tonight on frontline, "obama's deal." >> what's at stake right now is not just our ability to solve this problem, but our a
. >> welcome to bbc world news, broadcast to viewers in pbs and america. also, around the globe. coming up later, and what exactly is going on in these pictures? election observers in sudan say this vote rigging. and the ups and downs @ goldman sachs. the huge bank made another profit, but faces another fraud investigation. >> hello and welcome. >> see the news unfold. the globe and click to play the in-depth, expert reporting of "bbc world news" online. >> this is the scene at london's heathrow, normally the world's busiest international airport. a volcanic eruption in iceland shows signs of decreasing and british authorities agreed with the airlines it is possible to find safe routes through areas of lower level of cash. the rest of europe is likely to do the same -- lower-level of volcanic ash. the rest of europe is likely to do the same and for the hundreds of thousands of passengers that are stranded and businesses affected, it is not over yet. richard scott reports. >> we did not know it at the time, but this long-haul plane landed in the u.k. tonight, the first since the crisis bega
viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- could this be the missing link? the skeleton found by a schoolboy in south africa that could be a new species of human. and the eye in the sky on global warming. europe launches a satellite to melt the polar ice caps. >> they have picked up -- to measure the polar ice cap -- icecaps. >> they have picked up. they will find out if it will do what is meant to do, to measure the state of the polar ice. >> hello to you. the american and russian presidents have signed a treaty committing to the biggest cuts in nuclear weapons as the cold war ended 20 years ago. long-range warheads have been cut by about a third. for many, the significance is not in the numbers, but in the new starts both leaders say it represents and the warning it makes for any nation seeking nuclear weapons. president medvedyev supported increased pressure on iran. we have this from prague. >> in prague, a day of history. the motorcades of two cold war adversaries snake through the old streets. the leaders of america and russia
," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. later -- a spectacular opening for the shanghai expo 2010. china spends big time to reinforce its global influence. it and vietnam marks 35 years since the war ended with the fall of saigon. >>> british petroleum is facing growing criticism over the giant oil spill in the gulf of mexico. u.s. homeland security chief is urging the british oil company to commit more resources to clean up operation the oil slick is washing up on the coast of louisiana and is threatening three other states. this is the latest images from space and how far it is projected to spread by saturday. >> along the coastline, the future of some of the most fragile x systems hangs in the balance -- ecosystems hangs and the balance. the marshlands are home to hundreds of species. it now a sinister mass slowly seeping among the isolated inlet's is approaching their delicate world. we moved along one of those inlet's into the gulf of mexico, past the armada of vessels trying to save the entire area, just off the coast we found the edge of the slick. i don't know how obvious
to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, the world comes to shanghai. and look at the future ahead of this expo. he says he has not eaten in 74 years. doctors try to find out if this could be true. >>> in britain, the final and probably most combative debate of the current election campaign has just taken place. the three main party leaders clashed over immigration, the state of the economy, and bonuses. many solid as the primer to the campaign before voters go to the polls next week. i>> one last debate, one more week, one final chance to speak directly to millions of voters who have yet to make up their minds. the first question asked for more detail on how they would cut spending. gordon brown attacked, warning his plans would shrink the economy. again and again that tory leader refused to engage, climbing this is desperate -- claiming this was desperate stuff from a desperate man. about what david would do is take 6 million pounds of the economy and put our economy at risk. david, you just have it wrong economically and is the same mist
in america, also around the globe, with me, peter dobbie. coming up later for you -- smoke bombs and fistfights. ukrainian lawmakers come to blows over russia's black sea fleet. and forgotten in pakistan. a year after the fighting, we report from one of the biggest camps for the displaced. our news today dominated by three financial stories, all with potentially huge consequences. first the embattled investment bank goldman sachs repeatedly put its own interests ahead of the interests of its clients. that was the start of a stinging attack delivered by u.s. senators. they began grilling several of the bank's executives. goldman sachs is accused of profiting from the housing collapse. the bank denies the allegations. here is our north america editor. >> it is at the click of cameras, not of firing squad. this is the young trader at fabrice tourre, named in charges, accused of secretly -- encouraging others to invest. >> i denied the sec allegations and i will defend myself in court against this false claim. >> senators accused wall street of unbridled greed, contemptuously compari
picked up in arizona i. is that what we want in america? >> arizona becomes ground zero in the immigration debate. residents of the nation's capital lose out on voting rights. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- president obama traveled to new york this week to chastise wall street for risky business practices that triggered a financial meltdown. however, at the same time he asked for their help in enacting financial overhaul legislation. i don't know what you call this. is this chutzpah or good politics, mark? >> we will find out when they pass the bill, which i expect they will do next week in the senate. this is not about process, it is about product. >> charles? >> i wish they had proposed a bill that would instead break up the big banks said that he would not have too big to fail. it was no support, left or right, for that. this is a substitute. i am not sure it will call this what it wants, but i think it is a good-faith effort. >> chutzpah or good politics compound nina? >> it is good politics and a decent bill. i actually agree with
: >> every business day, bank of america lends nearly $3 billion to individuals, institutions, schools, organizations and businesses in every corner of the economy. america-- growing stronger everyday. this is the engine that connects zero emission technologies to breathing a little easier, while taking 4.6 million truckloads off the road every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: air travel across parts of europe was virtually halted today by an erupting volcano in iceland. the sweeping shutdown was the worst since 9/11. it's ripple effects stranded travelers on six continents. we have a report from kylie morris of independent television news. >> reporter: directly under transatlantic flights, the otherworldly ayefiyalla yok
for the united states of america. >> smith: the louisiana purchase doubled the size of the united states. america might have been grateful. instead, the us refused to recognize haiti. >> it was "a bad example" for black slaves to rise against their white masters. so the united states back then slapped an embargo on haiti to bottle us up. and they did. and it remained for 60 years. >> smith: in the coming years, haiti would suffer diminishing wealth and political upheaval. its mistrust for america would grow. >> and then in 1915, the united states marines land in haiti... >> smith: over the next century, haiti would endure 20 years of us occupation, 30 of dictatorship under the duvaliers... >> i have been elected for president for life. >> smith: ...failed attempts at democracy, military coups, and in the '90s another intervention. >> the message of the united states to the haitian dictators is clear. leave now, or we will force you from power. ( cheers and applause ) >> smith: president clinton's occupation in 1994 deposed a military dictator and reinstated a popular president, jean-bertrand aris
lender in america. and you might think the fed would use that authority. and you might especially think that, if you knew that gramlich, one of the fed members, went personally to alan greenspan and said, there's a housing bubble. and there's a terrible crisis in non-prime. we need to send the examiners in. we need to use our regulatory authority. and greenspan refused. lehman was brought down primarily by selling liar's loans. it was the biggest seller of liar's loans in the world. and when we look at these liar's loans, we find 90% fraud. 90%. and we find that most of the frauds are not induced by the borrower, but they're overwhelmingly done by the loan brokers. >> moyers: and liar's loans are? >> a liar's loan is we don't get any verified information from you about your income, your employment, your job history or your assets. >> moyers: you give me a loan, no questions asked? >> no real questions asked. certainly no answers checked. in fact, we just had hearings last week about wamu, which is also a huge player... >> moyers: washington mutual... >> ...in these frauds. washington mu
for acquisitions. bank of america was the other big earnings report out today. it easily beat expectations. similar to j.p. morgan earlier in the week, b. of a.'s profit strength came from its investment banking business. shares of b.a.c. got swept up in the goldman story, and it did huge volume: more than 500 million shares, dropping more than 5%. the bank set aside less money for bad loans compared to last quarter. coming into today, the market focus was on google after last night's earnings, which failed to impress. the stock felt that, dropping to a three-week low on three times volume. all three of these stocks-- google, bank of america, and g.e.-- are popular u.s. stock mutual fund holdings. google is the eighth most widely held in funds. bank of america, number nine, and g.e. the 26th, according to morningstar. a couple of ports of shelter in today's storm: consumer stocks and health care. coca-cola stock headed higher. it has earnings tuesday. kellogg's results aren't due until the week after next. it saw buying on heavier than usual volume. in health care, boston scientific rallied after t
fault, really." they came out of their bunker to swear they didn't sell america short so what do you make of this? >> i didn't expect the s.e.c. to come out with the big howitzer today the way it did. goldman, i thought, at least could take comfort or defense in the esoteric of this, how hard it is to go home and explain to your mother, i have to use metaphors like wall street turning out tainted hamburger meat and by the end of the conversation the per is more confused than the beginning of the conversation. goldman is relying on a defense of diffusion of responsibility-- "how were we to know it was it was going to fall apart." the ratings agencies were supposed to tell us these were not as robust as they were. if you peel down the layers of the deal, you realize there was another mechanism that goldman and paulson cold. you have a patsy in that trade in effect, and i'm pretty struck that the s.e.c. was aggressive as it was getting to the heart of the trade. >> rose: the s.e.c.. does this represent because they've been under such attack over the last several years, a new aggressive
by 2020. he has effectively scrapped that, saying there are better ways for america to lead the way in space exploration, but the crowd is not particularly convincing. neil armstrong wrote and over it -- an open letter saying the plans were devastating. >> in practice, what is it likely to mean? >> in practice, it means meeting halfway with building rockets at cape canaveral. the president wants to turn this into a space of -- a space of. he has extended it until 2020. this president is completely committed to america's leading the way. he has introduced no money. i think a lot of people are probably waiting to see what really happens. >> britain's three main party leaders are taking part in a live tv debate, the first of three on may 26. the main parties expressed their agreement with the liberal democrats. they may hold the balance of power in a hung parliament. >> edge of the face of each man, the anxiety that comes with taking part in the first tv debate of its sort in british history. each leader giving a chance make a direct pitch to the british people. the theme tonight is do
of the taxpayer dollars, we won't waste a single one. we are trying to be good stewards in our 2.2% of america, and best i can tell, folks here do appreciate that indiana is in a lot better shape than most states and you have to make common sense decisions to stay that way. tavis: what is the health care of this newly passed health c e karen depaucare on the state of indiana. >> i don't think it will be good for america, i think it will aggregate the worse problems of high cost and overconsumption of health care. our state will cost millions of dollars and lead to low-insureded and will lead to health care. i don't think it was a good conceived bill, and i am sorry they passed it. tavis: i will take from your comment that you are opposed from this legislation, i will take it that indiana was doing a good job to make sure that most hoosiers had health care? >> we were gaining on it, we have a program different than this national program, it's based on individual accounts that manage their own money and decisions. and totally protective. and it's very popular with the 50,000 people, the first
news," broadcast of our viewers on pbs in america, also on the globe. coming up later -- a tragedy for families and a nation. thousands lined the streets of warsaw, playing their -- paying their respects to poland's first lady. now, hair dressers are taking to but a step closer to the free market. -- taking cuba a step closer to the free market. hello to you. president obama saying the world will be a safer place thanks to pledges to improve nuclear security at a summit in washington. nearly 50 world leaders attended, and they have agreed on a four-point plan to secure loose nuclear material within four years. mr. obama said the summit would help prevent a nuclear material falling into the wrong hands. closing the summit, the president hailed the efforts of all countries involved. that this was not a day of long speeches or lectures on what other nations must do. we listened to each other with mutual respect. we recognize that while the link countries face different challenges, -- while different countries is design challenges, we have a mutual interest in securing these materials.
viewers on pbs in america and elsewhere around the globe. coming up on the program, a place of shame. this is a secret iraqi prison, where inmates were beaten, tortured, and abuse. the world's biggest festival. well, no matter how much politicians try to control the election campaign, the unexpected always seems to happen. today, the british prime minister gordon brown, already in third place in the opinion polls, called a woman "bigoted." he made the remarks as he got back in his car, unaware that he was still wearing a microphone. he apologized at her home. nick robinson reports. >> hello, how are you? >> they said he wanted to meet more ordinary voters. after all, what on earth could possibly go wrong? >> they voted labour all of their life. >> it started well enough when the widow was introduced to gordon brown, and she is a widow. >> the deficit reduction plan, cutting the debt. we have the plan set out to do it. >> he seemed happy to talk, so she moved on, to the subject voters worry about and their leaders move cautiously around. immigration. >> all of these eastern europeans
soldiers with paul rieckhoff, founder of veterans of america. also tonight, alex gibney is here. it is called "casino jack and the united states of money." that is coming out right now. >> there are so many things walmart is looking for to doing, like helping people live better. we are looking forward to helping people build strong communities. the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. nationwide insurance, working to improve the economic empowerment. >> nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- tavis: paul rieckhoff is the founder of the veterans of america which is holding let's second annual heroes' celebration tomorrow night. hero's celebration. i was stunned to read -- we know the economy is challenging everybbut i was shocked to lookt what veterans face, those who have served their country coming back home and their unemployment numbers are through the roo
to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- will live from the rubble. at least 1000 people are dead in china's massive earthquake. and haunted by its past -- the u.k. election campaign picks up and we're in north ireland -- northern ireland, finding out what the battle for westminster means there. hello to you. it is still there, still problem, and may be spreading. the clouds of volcanic ash from iceland drifting across europe will cause disruption well into the weekend. british scientists have a specially equipped research plan to gather samples and assess the risk. they are warning conditions are very dangerous for commercial aircraft. in our science correspondent reports. >> the latest footage from the skies above iceland, and it is bad news. the plume is still rising. even now, the erection is powerful enough to force and a stream of ash high into the air, and the winds keep pushing its towards europe. sunlight struck the clouds. there are breaks. what is it hard to calculate is how dang
to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters. >>> welcome to "worldfocus." i'll daljit dhaliwal in new york. as many of you know, a regular feature here on "worldfocus" has been our signature stories. reports filed by our own staff members who have travelled the globe reporting on issues that we believe are important but martin went to kenna and tanzania. >> reporter: these young kenyans already speak english. now they have decided to learn chinese. this is the confucist institute. for them, taking chinese is a no-brainer. >> because china is growing so much, and most of africa is an island. >> reporter: the chinese are bullish on africa, they want the raw materials to fuel their ravenous economy. one third of what's exported from africa to china is oil. but more and more goods are moving in the other direction, from china to africa, arriving as itkiñ ctx clue of the china connection. the mumbasa to nairobi road. it used to be the worst 350-mile stretch of road in
on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, a breakthrough in genetics, a fertility techniques that could prevent some inherited diseases. and 40 years after "hair" caused a stir, it is back. does it still have the power to offend? >>> hello. the latest figures from chinese state media suggest 589 dead, thousands injured. from these images from china, the toll from the earthquake may be much worse. the earthquake magnitude 6.9 is classified as major. it is a remote province with a long history of earthquakes, 3,000 meters up on the tibetan plateau. china's capital is 2,000 kilometers to the eat. the epicenter was it you shoot county, 800 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital. -- the epicenter was tushuyushu county. >> that had little chance of surviving the shock, low-rise buildings made from a stone. the fear is thousands could remain buried in the remains of their houses that crumbled. the destruction close to the epicenter is expansive. 80% of the buildings have collapsed. these were the first pictures to emerge from the disaster zone, shot from surveilla
up a structure that avoids that. secondly, we have to keep america as the best place to create capital and to create credit so that when people want to go out and take a risk and create a job, which is really what makes america unique. we have this energy in this country from people who want to take a risk and create jobs, and they can find capital and credit in a reasonable way. if we do this in the reform right, we will accomplish both those goals. again, i want to stretch. this is not a partisan issue. there is no partisan sides in this. it is just a question of getting it right and doing it in a thoughtful way, stepping back and being mature about our approach, rather than getting caught up in the hyp hyperbole of the moment. >> susie: give us a date, when do you think you'll have a vote on this? >> i presume we're going to have a vote in the next couple of weeks in the senate. there is significant progress being made between senator dodd, the chairman of the committee, and senator ranking. and others have made progress with our colleagues across the aisle on specific issue
businesses and for the american public? >> well, i think most important is it indicates that america and china are again trying to work together. there is a lot more we have in common with the chinese. and they with us. then in conflict. anything that improves our relationship, makes it tighter is a good thing, long-term for our growth for global stability, jobs, inflation and all the rest. >> all right, we're going to have to leave it there, unfortunately, gentlemen, we've run out of time. but i do appreciate both of you coming on and sharing your thoughts with us. >> you bet. >> my guests tonight david hale hale. and donald straszheim of the isi group. >> tom: this weekend, before hu's visit to washington, china did something it hadn't done in almost six years-- reported a trade deficit. the asian nation said it brought in $7.25 billion more stuff in march, than it sent out. beijing says that shows the value of the yuan is not skewing trade in its favor, as some u.s. lawmakers argue. from china, nick mackie reports, watching commodity imports may hold the key to the currency policy
on "washington week." >> wall street took advantage of america. it's now our turn to look at wall street contributing to a better america. >> sounds simple enough. but a bank regulation bill that seems like a slam dunk only a short time ago -- >> i think we're very, very close -- gwen: has run into a partisan buzz saw on capitol hill. >> this bill wouldn't solve the problems that led to the financial crisis. it would make them worse. gwen: might the same thing happen to president obama's eventual supreme court nominee or to the plan embraced by global leaders this week to reduce nuclear weapons? but saws ever where. >> the tea party movement. gwen: much of it building under the tea party flag. >> stop calling anyone un-american. let the unintended consequences of these actions, the results are un-american. gwen: covering the week, david wessel of "the wall street journal," gloria borger of cnn, peter baker of "the new york times," and john dickerson of "slate" magazine and cbs news. >> corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> additional funding for "washington week" i
culture. but i have to say, i think, for instance, we're so lucky in america, we have so many conviences. we're a society that really uses, i'm guilty of this, i haven't been able to make this transition but i use a lot of paper towels. now, i have a dear friend of mine who lives in europe, they don't even have paper towels over there. it would be the rare household they use cloth then they wash them. all their appliances are smaller, they have lot more green markets, which our country is starting to have. so you don't go and buy enough stuff for a month. you are able to dart out, get what you need for a couple of days and come back. i think it is going to be new and challenging for all of us. i have great faith in the american people. >> do you share ms. weaver's great faith in america's people to make the big sacrifices that will be necessary to transition to clean energy and also to save the environment? >> i have faith that the american people will do what is in the best interest of quality of life. as long as it makes sense and good for their family and cost effective then the ameri
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